2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 24, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the transportation law, in relation to  the  intentional
          removal  of  identification  markers from commercial motor vehicles in
          the city of New York
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph c of subdivision 2 of section 140 of the trans-
     2  portation law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (viii) to read  as
     3  follows:
     4    (viii)(a)  In  a  city  with  a  population of one million or more, no
     5  person, corporation, limited liability company or business entity, joint
     6  stock association, partnership, or any officer or agent  thereof,  shall
     7  knowingly  remove or allow, permit or authorize the removal of identifi-
     8  cation from commercial motor vehicles that transport property in  intra-
     9  state,  interstate or international commerce, for the purpose of evading
    10  a traffic infraction. Such identification  shall  include,  but  not  be
    11  limited to, vehicle registration pursuant to section four hundred one of
    12  the  vehicle  and  traffic  law,  number plates pursuant to section four
    13  hundred two of the vehicle and traffic law, and  vehicle  identification
    14  pursuant to section one hundred forty-three of this article.
    15    (b)  A violation of this subparagraph shall be punishable by a fine of
    16  not less than two hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.